VAUXHALL Motors are really looking forward as they prepare for the new season.
Motors, who revealed on Wednesday they were renaming Rivacre Park the Motassist Arena after striking a deal with the Birkenhead claims recovery firm, have spent the summer bolstering their attack after being saved from relegation from Blue Square North.
With Craig Robinson leaving for Ashton, Mark Maddox taking a position at Accrington Stanley’s Centre of Excellence and Tom Field signing for Leigh Genesis, Macauley had some rebuilding to do.
Having signed FC United midfielder James Holden and forwards Rio Nelson and Pat McFadden, Macauley’s next priority is another midfielder.
All three new boys featured as Motors fielded a side mostly containing trialists against Bangor City at Farrar Road.
They were beaten 3-1. All three Bangor goals came in the first half but in the second, Motors found their way into the game.
The visitors’ first significant chance came on 65 minutes when Nelson had a good shot from a tight angle which was tipped over by the Bangor keeper.
McFadden was rewarded for a hard-working display on 85 minutes when his 25 yard screamer gave the keeper no chance.
At the same time at Rivacre Park another Motors squad was tackling Formby. With Thomas Rooney leading the line Motors cruised to a 4-0 victory, although a knee injury to Tom Hannigan took the shine off the win.
“We are looking good at the moment,” said Macauley.
“We have had to rush to get the squad together but we have brought in some good players.
“At the back I am very happy, we needed more attacking players but they have to learn now to defend as a team if we are to do well and avoid the situation we put ourselves in last term.”